Stephen Drew To Decline Qualifying Offer

Source: John Heyman, CBS Sports

Stephen DrewA few baseball folks were surprised the Red Sox even extended the $14.1 million qualifying offer to shortstop Stephen Drew, but it has become clear already that Drew will not accept that offer and is aiming much higher than that.

Agent Scott Boras declined to comment on Drew’s plans for the qualifying offer, but Boras’ rhetoric suggested they have much bigger plans in mind. In a mostly weak shortstop group, Drew stands out, and Boras went so far as to include Drew when he spoke of the unexpected markets developing for stars Jacoby Ellsbury and Shin-Soo Choo, saying about the trio, “There’s more mysteries than at a book fair.”